Adegbite Adeyinka

Freshman - 667 Points (14-05-1991)

Day I Told Pa A Lie - Poem by Adegbite Adeyinka

Day I told Pa a lie
The words reply like songs I like
Guilt blinded me like the night
Weakness came in mighty might;
Tears fought back with consoling words
Came all out in perfect chords,
Anger, like water in me swell
Myself I despise as though I smell;
If I had the future seen
I'd make a way around the scene,
Ousted by fear I hid the truth
Should have been loyal as Ruth;
For lies can't live forever long
But truth exists ever strong;
Albeit Pa believed what I mean
My conscience pricked hard and mean;
Cos if the truth itself reveals,
My face, forever, in shame conceals.

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Comments about Day I Told Pa A Lie by Adegbite Adeyinka

  • Elisha Wall (1/20/2015 12:30:00 AM)

    A very touching piece on wistful thinking when conscience convicts! Thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • J-prof Kayode (7/22/2013 8:08:00 AM)

    really like your poem-the ryhmes (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (5/4/2013 6:16:00 AM)

    truth itself reveals. good one. thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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